The Wedding Day Survival Kit

Monday, April 13, 2015

As many of my readers may know, over the summer I worked as a Bridal Attendant at the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island, NY. During my time there, I worked with countless brides on the day of their wedding, assisting them throughout the day and tending to their every need. Not many people know this, but my uniform was an oversized tuxedo - very feminine and flattering, I know.

The great thing about the tux, however, was that it had several pockets for me to store all my day-of bridal essentials!

During my training, I quickly learned what items I would need to aid my brides and scrounged my house for them. Today, I'm going to share the contents of my pockets so that all my brides-to-be out there can be well prepared for their big day!!

  • Aspirin
  • Tums
  • Band-Aids (for cuts and blisters)
  • Chalk (to cover any last minute smudges or smears on the dress)
  • Shout wipes/Tide-to-go stick
  • Clear nail polish (for stocking runs)
  • Corsage pins (you always need more of these than what is provided - trust me!)
  • Floss/ toothpicks
  • Eye drops (especially if you think you will be crying some happy tears)
  • Extra earrings backs (because they always get lost)
  • Hair pins/ties
  • Hem tape
  • Matches
  • Mini sewing kit
  • Safety pins
  • Scotch tape
  • Small scissors
  • Straws (so the bride stays hydrated without ruining her lipstick)
  • Bottled water
  • Nail file
  • Tissues
  • Tweezers
  • Static cling spray
  • Krazy glue (for nail fixes, shoe heels, jewelry, etc.)
  • Pens
  • Lighter

Image c/o TheKnot.com

Here are some things that the MOH should keep handy in a small clutch for the bride at the reception:
  • Hairspray 
  • Mints
  • Cell phone
  • Comb
  • Cash
  • Perfume
  • Makeup
  • Feminine products
Other good things to have:
  • Sunscreen (for tropical destination weddings especially)
  • Oil absorbing sheets for the face
  • Lotion 
  • Q-tips
  • First Aid kit
  • Hand santizer
  • Bug spray

Have another suggestion for a wedding day essential? Let me know in the comments below!


Thanks for reading!